Farida Yusufi, a 39-year-old McKinney resident, has pleaded guilty to federal violations stemming from her employment as a translator embedded with several U.S. military units in Afghanistan, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales of the Eastern District of Texas and U.S. Attorney Sarah R. Saldaña of the Northern District of Texas.
Yusufi, a U.S. citizen of Afghan origin, pleaded guilty to eight counts of a nine-count indictment, unsealed in August 2013, Thursday before U.S. Magistrate Judge Amos Mazzant. Specifically, Yusufi pleaded guilty to five counts of making false statements to a federal agency; two counts of altering a military, naval or official pass; and one count of theft of government records. She has been in federal custody since her arrest in August 2013 by special agents with the FBI’s North Texas Joint Terrorism Task Force.
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